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Rainforest Reptile exhibit debuts at Butterfly Wonderland: What you need to know

Posted: 12:32 PM, Jun 02, 2017
Updated: 2017-06-02 18:33:05Z
Butterfly Wonderland debuts new reptile exhibit
Butterfly Wonderland debuts new reptile exhibit
Butterfly Wonderland debuts new reptile exhibit

There are more creatures to be seen at Butterfly Wonderland.

The Scottsdale attraction recently debuted its newest exhibit, Rainforest Reptiles, which adds a dozen reptiles and amphibians to its collection.

"While butterflies are still the main attraction, the addition of the reptile exhibit enhances the true rainforest experience we share with our visitors," said Dee Mangulins, executive director, in a prepared statement included in the news release.

The exhibit includes Poison Dart frogs, a Mata Mata Turtle, Green Tree Lizard and white-eyed crocodile. A "Welcome Wall" has facts about the rainforest's ecosystem and how butterflies and reptiles coexist.

The exhibit will have animal feedings where guests can watch how a Poison Dart frog uses its tongue to eat ants and pass out trading cards with various facts, according to the release.

People will enter the exhibit through a new entrance after visiting the butterfly conservatory.

Butterfly Wonderland is part of the Odysea in the Desert entertainment-retail complex near the Loop 101 and Via de Ventura.

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Butterfly Wonderland
9500 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale AZ 85256
Time: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., daily
Admission: $14 - $22